Course syllabus

Geomatik, introduktion
Introduction to Geomatics

VGM630, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 4
Date of Decision: 2012-02-14

General Information

Compulsory for: IBYA1, IBYI1, IBYV1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to provide in-depth knowledge of concepts and methods in geodetic surveying, satellite geodesy (GPS) and photogrammetry with applications to real problems. The course creates an understanding of the interconnections of geodesy, map projections, satellite geodesy, geodetic surveying and photogrammetry.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Explain the fundamental principles of geomatics

Describe the fundamental principles of satellite positioning.

Understand and formulate solutions to different practical problems according to the rules and norms.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Apply the methodology to solve geodetic problems in plane and levelling measurements.

Carry out simpler levelling measurements with the help of ordinary least squares (OLS)

Carry out simpler practical field work.

The special prerequisites of construction and infrastructure measurement.

The connection between locations based on satellite and terrestrial techniques


The fundamental principles and definitions of geodesy, map projections, control point surveying, transformations, satellite positioning (GPS), plane and levelling measurements, theory of errors and tolerances and introduction to photogrammetry.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam and participation in field exercises.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VGMF15

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Lars Ollvik,